Apart from works by the Friedrich von Schmidt School, by architects Karl Hasenauer, Josef Hofmann, Wilhelm Holzbauer, Franz Jäger, Georg Niemann, Friedrich Ohmann, Josef Olbrich, Gustav Peichl, Roland Rainer, Gottfried Semper, as well as Otto Wagner and his school, this collection also comprises drafts and other works by students. Thus, the changing architectural training at the Academy makes itself felt. However, the main part of the collection consists of works by Theophil Hansen, Ernst A. Plischke and Ernst W. Heiss.
An especially interesting part is our stock of Gothic architectural designs. With 428 drawings, the Kupferstichkabinett (Graphic Collection) of the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, possesses the largest collection of gothic building designs in the world. This stock not only comprises large presentation plans, but also all aspects of the design and day-to-day construction work.